On the afternoon of September 18,
2010, Amir Kabir
was near the gate of a government
hospital in Baramulla for collecting his mother’s prescription. All of a
sudden, he heard a loud thud and
everything went dark forever. Amir, then
an 18-year-old student of class 12, is one of many Kashmiri young men who have
lost their eyesight completely to pellets — a so-called non-lethal alternative
to bullets introduced by security forces in the Valley in 2010 to quell protests.
The incident has a negative impact on Amir Kabir and developed psychological
complications. The darkness has engulfed his
young life. Back in high school, Amir wanted to become a singer. Amir
now finds solace in religion, spending a lot of time at the nearby mosque. Read More...